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Tour Overview

Discover China’s diverse tapestry on this 16-day journey. Begin in Beijing, exploring historic sites like Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the iconic Great Wall. Immerse in Xian’s Terracotta Warriors and vibrant Muslim Quarter before pandas steal your heart in Chengdu. Cruise the scenic Li River, cycle through Yangshuo’s countryside, and explore picturesque water towns like Tongli. Delight in Hangzhou’s tea culture and marvel at Shanghai’s modern skyline. This journey offers a blend of ancient wonders, cultural encounters, and natural beauty, creating unforgettable memories of China’s rich heritage.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore Ancient Wonders: Walk the Great Wall, marvel at Terracotta Warriors, and visit historic gardens, embracing China’s rich heritage.
2. Panda Encounter: Delight in Chengdu’s pandas, a heartwarming experience with these gentle giants in their natural habitat.
3. Scenic Li River Cruise: Glide through picturesque landscapes, witnessing limestone peaks and rural charm on a serene Li River cruise.
4. Cultural Immersion: Roam ancient streets, savor diverse cuisine, and engage with local traditions, deepening your understanding of Chinese culture.
5. Tea Culture Discovery: Learn the art of tea-making in Hangzhou’s tea villages, tasting exquisite blends and understanding China’s tea heritage.
6. Architectural Marvels: Explore Forbidden City’s grandeur, elegant Lingering Garden, and modern marvels like Shanghai Tower, revealing China’s architectural prowess.
7. Natural Splendor: Hike Longji’s terraced fields, cycle through Yangshuo’s countryside, and cruise West Lake, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
8. Charming Water Towns: Wander cobbled streets of Tongli, experience timeless water town allure, and capture the essence of ancient Chinese life.
9. Culinary Adventures: Indulge in Peking Duck, regional delicacies, and street food, savoring diverse flavors that define Chinese gastronomy.
10. Spectacular Shows: Witness Tang Dynasty’s cultural extravaganza and Shanghai’s mesmerizing acrobatics, immersing yourself in China’s artistic brilliance.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Beijing, your guide and driver will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. After settling in, take the opportunity to rest or explore the surroundings at your own pace, getting a feel for the vibrant atmosphere of the city.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  2. Begin your day at Tian'anmen Square, an iconic landmark where you can learn about China's history and witness the grandeur of the Forbidden City, a majestic palace complex. Afterwards, hike to Jingshan Park, offering panoramic views of Beijing.

    Jingshan Park Beijing
    Forbidden City View from Jingshan Park

    Experience the charm of traditional Beijing by taking a rickshaw ride through the Hutong neighborhoods, and in the evening, savor the renowned Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude (on your own) for a taste of local culinary excellence.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  3. Embark on a cultural journey by visiting the Temple of Heaven, an architectural marvel from the Ming Dynasty. Later, venture to the Mutianyu Great Wall, an impressive section of the wall where you can marvel at the breathtaking views. Choose to ascend and descend via cable car or take an exhilarating Toboggan ride downhill (at your own expense).

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

    Mutianyu Great Wall hiking
    Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking

  4. Explore the serene Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the option to enjoy a boat ride on Kunming Lake. Following lunch, take a high-speed train to Xian, immersing yourself in the comfort of modern Chinese transportation.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xian

    Summer Palace Boat Trip
    Take a boat tour in Summer Palace

  5. Discover the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a historical treasure trove depicting China's ancient army. Participate in the unique experience of crafting your miniature Terracotta Warrior.

    Xian Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    Explore the Bell Tower, a symbol of Xian's rich heritage, and enjoy the captivating art of shadow play at Gao's Courtyard. Dive into the lively atmosphere of the Muslim Quarter during a night tour, and consider attending the Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner (at your own cost) for an enriching cultural performance.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xian

  6. Take a leisurely stroll or rent a bike to explore the Ancient City Wall, offering a glimpse into Xian's architectural marvels. Board a high-speed train to Chengdu, embracing the swift and efficient travel experience.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chengdu

    Xian City Wall bike ride
    Ride a bicycle on the City Wall

  7. Embark on an unforgettable encounter with giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. You will learn about their lifestyle habits, and observe them eating bamboo and playing. Delight in local delicacies during lunch and then explore the serene Renmin Park, indulging in tea tasting and relaxation.

    Chengdu Pandas
    Baby Pandas in Chengdu Giant Panda Base

    Wander through the charming Jinli Old Street, immersing yourself in its historic ambiance and vibrant culture. After that, we will transfer you back to your hotel or you can continue exploring on your own.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chengdu

  8. Fly to Guilin and enjoy a delectable lunch upon arrival. Explore the mesmerizing Reed Flute Cave, adorned with captivating limestone formations. Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, a natural wonder resembling an elephant drinking from the Li River. Conclude the day with a visit to the enchanting Golden and Silver Pagodas, marveling at their intricate designs.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guilin

    Guilin Reed Flute Cave
    Reed Flute Cave

  9. Embark on a scenic journey to Longji Terraces, where you can hike amidst the terraced fields, capturing the beauty of the landscape. Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant and explore the picturesque minority villages, immersing yourself in their unique customs and traditions. Take the opportunity to photograph the stunning rice terraces, capturing memories of this breathtaking destination.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guilin

    Longji Rice Terraces
    Longji Rice Terraces

  10. Embark on a serene cruise on the Li River, reveling in the picturesque scenery as you journey to Yangshuo Town. Explore the bustling West Street, a vibrant hub of local culture and international influences. Engage in a countryside cycling tour, immersing yourself in the tranquil surroundings and experiencing the local way of life. Return to Guilin in the evening, reflecting on the day's memorable experiences.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guilin

    Li-River-Cruise Guilin
    Li River Cruise

  11. After breakfast, take a morning flight to Hangzhou, a city renowned for its natural beauty. Discover the scenic West Lake, embarking on a leisurely bike ride from Su Causeway to West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden.

    Hangzhou West Lake Boat Trip
    Enjoy a leisure cruise on West Lake

    Explore the enchanting Bai Causeway and indulge in a visit to Lingyin Temple, a revered Buddhist site surrounded by lush greenery.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hangzhou

  12. Visit the picturesque Meijiawu Tea Culture Village, where you can gain insights into the art of green tea production and savor its exquisite flavors.

    Hangzhou Meijiawu Tea Village
    Meijiawu Tea Village

    Enjoy a delightful lunch and proceed to explore the historic City God Pavilion. Embark on a leisurely stroll through Hefang Street, a bustling marketplace filled with traditional crafts, local delicacies, and cultural treasures.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hangzhou

  13. Take a high-speed train to Suzhou, renowned for its classical gardens and silk production. Visit the exquisite Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its architectural marvels and tranquil ambiance.

    Suzhou Lingering Garden
    Small Penglai Isle in Lingering Garden

    Explore the unique rock formations and serene pathways of Lion Grove Garden, immersing yourself in the beauty of its natural surroundings. Wander along the charming Pingjiang Ancient Street, lined with historic buildings and traditional shops, providing a glimpse into Suzhou's rich heritage.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Suzhou

  14. Embark on a scenic drive to Tongli Water Town, a picturesque destination known for its ancient bridges, canals, and well-preserved architecture. After lunch, travel to Shanghai, China's bustling metropolis. Check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure, with Nanjing Road offering a vibrant atmosphere for exploration.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Tongli Water Town Three Bridges
    Three Bridges of Tongli Water Town

  15. Explore Shanghai's rich heritage by visiting Shanghai Old Street, an architectural marvel known for its Shikumen-style buildings. Wander along the Bund, an iconic waterfront area offering stunning views of the city's skyline and the Huangpu River.

    the Bund
    The Bund

    Journey to Lujiazui, Shanghai's financial district, and ascend Shanghai Tower for a breathtaking panorama of the city. Take a moment to relax with a cup of coffee before considering an optional visit to the ERA Acrobatic Show (at your own expense), showcasing the artistry and skill of Chinese acrobats.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Shanghai ERA Acrobatic Show
    ERA Acrobatic Show

  16. Enjoy your morning at leisure before your driver escorts you to catch your flight or train to your next destination or back home, concluding your enriching journey through China's diverse and captivating landscapes and cultures. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 15 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • Economy air flights and second-class train tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to Beijing / off Shanghai;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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